COVID-19 is now the least of Americans’ concerns, new poll finds

COVID-19 is now the least of Americans’ concerns, new poll finds

An illuminating new poll from Pew Research has found that Americans no longer care about COVID, listing it as the least of their concerns on a list of 12 different topics.

The survey, which was conducted between April 25 and May 1, found that only 19% of respondents described COVID as a “very big problem”, compared to 31% who said it was of a “little problem”.

Another 12% described COVID as “not a problem at all”.

The new numbers run counter to more pressing issues like inflation and violent crime in the United States. 70% of Americans said inflation was a “very big problem”, followed by 23% who described it as a “moderately big problem”.

After inflation, health care affordability, violent crime, gun violence and the federal budget deficit are some of the most serious issues Americans would like to see addressed — all of which are between 51 and 55 percent as a “very big problem” on the list. Less than 2% of Americans consider them “not at all a problem”.

Other pressing issues include climate change, the quality of K-12 public schools, illegal immigration, racism, the state of infrastructure and unemployment – ​​ranking well above the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19.

The coronavirus outbreak ranks at the very bottom, with just 19% of respondents still caring about the issue as if it needs the most attention.

“Democrats are nearly four times more likely than Republicans to view climate change as a very big issue (63% vs. 16%),” Pew Research reported. “Republicans, on the other hand, are much more likely than Democrats to see illegal immigration as a very big problem (65% vs. 19%).”

It should be noted that Pew Research did not include the conflict in Ukraine as an option on the list.

With the pandemic listed as the least of a concern for most Americans, several US states continue to enforce indoor mask mandates and other restrictions in public spaces and schools.

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